The Egypt Game Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the boy who plays the Egypt Game carry?

2. What is the four Egyptians' opinion about visiting Egypt at night?

3. What do April and Melanie do after April finds out what Melanie does with the pictures?

4. Where is the "artifact" placed in the area where the Egypt Game is played?

5. What month does the Professor witness the beginning of the Egypt Game?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Egyptians decide they should do in order to appease the gods after their long absence?

2. What does April tell Melanie her name is?

3. What extra supplies do the Egyptians add to the temple?

4. What brings April and Melanie together as friends?

5. How does April dress for her first meeting with Melanie?

6. What is the sign to break away from the trick-or-treating group in order to sneak off to Egypt at night?

7. What do the children see after they perform their ceremony after their long absence?

8. What leads the children to believe the Professor is not watching them play the Egypt Game?

9. What do April and Melanie think about the parents' suggestion about the new family?

10. From where does the Professor watch the children play the Egypt Game?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the connection between the children's love for Egyptian artifacts and the Professor's fascination for artifacts? How does this interest in ancient artifacts create a common bond between them? Use specific references from the book.

Essay Topic 2

a. In what ways does The Egypt Game reflect the kinds of social and family structure changes that took place in the United States during the 1960s?

b. Compare and contrast the sixth graders in The Egypt Game to sixth graders today. Has anything changed in the past forty years?

Cite examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the tension between the innocence of the children playing their game and the real-world events that occur in the story. Use specific examples from the book.

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